Our November-December issue is out now

We’re on the brink of the most wonderful time of the year, so our November-December issue snuggles up to winter weddings

It’s time to get cosy – even when it comes to bridalwear. The first of our fashion stories, shot on location at Glasgow’s decadent Grand Central Hotel, is loaded with faux fur, capes and – that other seasonal must-have – sparkle.

The last two months of the year are also when bank balances take a hammering, so we seek out dresses that dazzle at more modest price-points.

If you can’t imagine getting married without the flicker of candlelight and a dusting of the white stuff, then our venue guide will see you right.

We select an array of the country’s most romantic settings for winter big days – heck, there’s even one with a snow machine should the weather not play ball – and coorie in around some spectacular fireplaces. And if that all sounds too much for you, we consider where and how to elope in Scotland.

bridal photoshoot images from Tie the Knot Scotland
‘Tis the season to sparkle like this Bella Bridal Boutique gown does, against the backdrop of Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow; it’s hard to believe this CG Loves dress is under £900, while the Master Debonair suit won’t break the bank either. Two of the many highlights of our ‘Love for Less’ shoot at Dalmeny Park Hotel

For the majority of engaged couples though, a sizeable portion of loved ones is a crucial component of the big day – but who to invite? Wedding planner Catrina Duthie grapples with the sometimes thorny topic of guest-list management.

On the other hand, if you’ve already got your A-team lined up, the time is nigh to get those invitations out and there’s no better place to look for ideas that our stationery special.­­

two real weddings images
Gareth and Graeme’s incredible wedding at Myres Castle featured bespoke caped outfits (image by Karol Makula Photography); American Brittney and Highlander Matthew hosted a DIY spectacular at the groom’s family home, The Barn at Easter Coulnakyle (image by Chloe Burns Photography)

Get out of the starting blocks inspiration-wise by soaking up the beautiful details in each of our four real weddings. We hear from one couple who really went to town to make their day utterly about them (including commissioning caped outfits and having their cats attend) and another that cleared a family barn and DIY-ed the hell out of things. Hands-off more your style? Then you’ll want to read about the bride that let her daughters plan the wedding.

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